For the last few months there have been times that I wasn't present at the office, I could not attend some of the weekly SiteGround meetings and I have neglected a lot of the internal mail communication, that needed my attention. But it was all for a great reason -- I was lucky and honored to be part of the core organizing team of what turned out to be one of the most successful WordCamps. With 2 conference days, a packed Contributors Day and almost 800 people in attendance, I dare to say that WordCamp Europe was one of the best and most rewarding experiences I’ve ever been part of.
A serious vulnerability in the popular Joomla extension VirtueMart was discovered by the awesome people at Sucuri during one of their regular security audits. It allows regular users to gain Super Administrator privileges to a Joomla website with VirtueMart 2.6.8c and below installed on it. If a site with an older version of VirtueMart allows user registration (which is a default mode in VirtueMart) it can be hacked through this vulnerability.
Yesterday, a serious vulnerability in the PHP XML parser used by WordPress and Drupal was announced. After some great collaboration between the core developers of those applications, new versions that address the issue were released for both WordPress and Drupal. We, at SiteGround, are proactively addressing the issue too:
Critical vulnerability in the famous Kunena forum component for Joomla! were announced three days ago and a new version of the component that addresses the issue was released. According to the official Kunena blog post all extension that are not updated to the latest version are vulnerable and the attackers may use XSS and SQL injection to gain full access to a Joomla! site.
A serious vulnerability in one of the most popular WordPress plugins - WPtouch was announced yesterday. The exploit allows registered users to upload malicious PHP files to your website and use them to gain further access to it.